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children who lived throug last week's deadly inferno at san bruno are forced to relive those memories as another grade school is evacuated because of the smell of natural gas. >> this is the second school evacuation inwo days where the exp destroyed dozens of homes. >> terry mcsweeney joins us now
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from san bruno. nerves rattled again. >> yes. and certainly adds to the uncertainty in this neighrhood. you can see fire trucks, police, pg&e, cleanup crews. the list goes on. a lot of flashing lights. you see the america red cross over there as well. no wonder people out here are on edge. a new report may give them more reason to be that way. >> a day of school for two girls. thechool was being evacuated. no one said why. >> i talked to them and they told me there was the smell of gas. >> in the community where the school was evacuated for the same reason yesterday, people are on edge. that's why joe lynch is making sure he stays cool as possible. >> i'm just more concerned abou them not getting freaked out again because we did see the explosion and it's had quite an effect on them. i'm just trying to remain as calm as possible with them and
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reassure them. >> the crestmore children were evacuated to the intermediate school. he couldn believe it when he heard the announcement her schl was coming his way becaus of the report of natural gas. >> kind of freaks me out cause i saw it happen. i was standing outside my house when it happened. >> the explosion and fire last week? >> yeah. >> now pg&e is saying it new last year about problems with the line that blew last week. compression oil was foun all in milpitas. it can cause corrosion and weaken transmission lines. >> we did identify tere was liquid. we test it had to make sure that everything looks okaand it tested okay. >> but assurances have not been enough up to this poi to ease the nerves people in the glenview neighborhood of san bruno, especially the younger witnees of this tragedy. pg&e is also working to calm down the a controversy over the
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amounof pressure in its gas lines. the puc asked pg&e to reduce it by 20%. it cut it 10% after the explosion. it hasn't responded to the 20%. now we're told as of yesterday it has reduced pressure by 20% making hem perhaps a bit safer. maybe a step in the right direction but as we heard not enough to calm the people out here whose nerves really are on edge. terry sweeney, abc 7 news. >> thanks a lot. other news, cont costa county sheriff depies and say there's no connection of a sexual assault of a woman last night and three other attacks at the same apartment complex over the summer. the victim told investigars she was assaultedduring a home invasion robbery last night at the park regency apartments on oak road in unincorporated walnut creek. police have no suspect descriptions. antonio muton has been charged with one rape and two attempted
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rapes that happened at the same apartme complex. if convicted he fac up to 25 years to li in prison. >> joe biden released a report today about the 100 recovery projects that are changing america. >> the y area is benefiting from several that include expanding the caldecott sunshine which is using $198 million in recovery act funds. >> in addition, nearly 9 million dollars is goin to creating jobs and growing small businesses in snowstorm. >> $2.8 billion is being used for the bay bridge retrofit project. $10 milli was award to groups on how to avert disaster, specifically earthquakes. >> $13 million to companies that manufture charging stations of electr vehicles in sajose. finally $19 million to flood prevention projects, also san jose. >> state lawmakers and governor schwarzenegge will resume budge talks within a half hour. the big five met yesterday wit
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the governor three hours. democratic leaders were optimistic but the press secretary didn't indicate significant progress. today markets a recor 79 days the state has gone without a budget. >> california's unemployment rate remained fairly sady last month but it did creep up to 12.4%. it was12.3% in july. the state development department said the state lost 33,00 non-farming jobs in august. more than 2 million people are unemployed inalifornia. >> if you're looking for a job, abc 7 and the job journal are cosponsoring a job fair on tuesday, seember 28th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. you can find more information on our website,, under "see it on tv." >> a frightening fast-moving fire in palo alto this morning prompted several evacuations and may have been started by a candle that wa left burning. neighbors from half a doze homes had to make a run for it about 7:00 this morning.
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the big problem right now though it shut down a portion of university avenue and th is blocking acce to stanford until at least noon. abc 7's theresa garcia reports. >> flames were shootg out from the rooftop of a palo alto home this morni taking over what began as a small fire in an upstairs bedroom. >> the smoke detector in the hall went off. >> i woke up, and there was just a bunch of heat and smoke. and i got out of my bed. i went to the room next to my bedroom. that's where the fire was. >> 24-year-old john beamer said he tried to put it out but was repelled the heat. >> a piece of a desk set was on fire. that was an inferno. >> he was running around trying to -- trying to contain it. so we persuaded him to get out becse we didn't know how things would develop. >> the family all escaped safely and their neighbors on
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university avenue say it was good timing becausehe fire grew so fast. >> accerated unbelievable. within two minutes it was -- it was just scary. >> the palo alto fire department arrived shortly after 7 a.m. but crews' efforts were cut short within 20 minutes. >> we were doing an interio tact and had electrical wires and had to pull the crews out. >> while much of this grand old home built in 1901 is destroyed, there's a sety lesson. the fire is believ to have started from a burning candle. >> i must have not put it out. so, you know, just remember that. >> well, the house fire has been put out but now the danger of the roof collapsing is keeping those crews from entering to recover valuables from the first flo. meanwhile the traffic is still
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being divtedoff that major thoroughfare and expected to be that way the next several hours while cleanup is complete. >> theresa, thanks a lot. funeral services are just getting under way for two of the victims of t san bruno disaster. a mother and daughter, jacqueline and janessa gray. the catholic in san francis. >> the service just got underway minutes ago. this church holds 900 people and every seat is filled. people arrived hours ago to get here and get a seat at saint cecilia catholic church. there are family members, relatives, classmating of jenessa, even he strange to remember and celebte the lives of mother and daughter. the two were killed in last thursday's sabruno explosion and fire. the pipeline blast happened just next to their home.
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13-year-old janessa served as student body presidt and was very active in basketball, volleyball and mexican folk dancing. her mom 44-year-old jackie, worked at the california puc over 20 years one of the entities actually investigating this blast. friend and family say theyere very active in their church and very active in the community. >> she's so bright. i mean, like she wh in the classroom, eveone enjoys having her around. just a reay happy person. >> jackie and i worke together at the public utilities commission and our kids have grown up together having attended kiergarten all the way through 8th grade. it's important for us to be here to support the famil and have closure to this terrible event. >> the two leave behind jackie's husband and janessa's older sister who attends high school nearby. several agencies including the church, her school, and cpuc
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have set up funds for the greg fame and you can find more information on that at our websit abc 7 news. >> thank you. rescuers in chile reach a major break through to reach trapped miners that story coming up. >> security increases even more in london after police say threats were made against the pope. and... >> show me which one! >> an angry confrontation aboard sddbulls wouldn't it beice if every time meg whitman told a lie her nose would grow? newspapers report e claims in this meg whitman ad are false. and she knows it. taxes went do under jerry brown. but whitman's nose keeps growing by the mlions. to choose the services that fit your life. who don't want more choices?
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she spent millions sayin jerry brown raised taxes. fact is brown cut 4 billion in taxes. but whitman's nose keeps growing by the mlions. >> i will kill blee >> this video shows a father who boarded his 11-year-old daughter's bus in central florida to confront her alleged bullies. she has cerebral pals and he said some kids on the bus had been taunting her, hittinger and even towing condoms at her. he brought her on board and asked her to point them out. >> show me which one! >> show me! >> my daughter is not going to be touched on and -- >> heas later arrested and charged with disorderl conduct and disturbing a school function. his attorney sa he is only trying to protect her daughter who is now on suicide watch.
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her mother says it's not fair she's afraid to ride the bus. they ar investigating those allegations of bullying. >> pope benedict has no plans to change his schedule in britn after threats were made against him this morning. london police arrested five stree cleaners in an early morning raid under the country's terrosm laws. a sixth person was arrested later. the men have been questioned and have not been charged. police increased secury even more around th pope who travels in a bulleproof vehicle. pope benedict is not worried. he met with thousands of school children on the second day of his trip. >> an effort to rescue 33 trapped miners. a bore hole for an eventuly rescue has reached those miners. they have been trapped since august 5th. this is video they shot. crews have to widen the hole so the miners can be pulled through it. rescue is still six wee awa
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it allows food and water and medical supplies. >> flight arrival delays into sfo, abou an hour 2 minutes. let's eck our flight tracker at let's talk about how this extra humidity is going to leave us some rain this weekend. i'll tell you when and where. >> paying for a fasr commute. a toll lane in the bay area coming to a major highway monday morning.
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♪ meteorologist mike nicco with a lot of weather to tk about. >> rare occurrence in new york, specifically the bronx. let's take a look at th damage that occurred yesterday. some of the buildings roofs torn off, trees, lots of cars, a dangerous situation when you have a tornado, possible tornado. they haven't quite decided yet -- i'm sorry, brooklyn --haven't quite decided yet whether or not this has been a tornado. but officials are out there right now. did have one confirmed tornado but it was woodruff, new jersey.
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let's talk about what's going on here sat see the cloud cover, t fast-streang clouds, humidity. kind of humid out there in a lot of areas. more so tha what we're us to. clouds not doing anything to our temperatures. you see clouds throughouthe bay into the south bay and along the coast. but it's a mild flow off the ocean. that's why most of us are in the mid to upr 60s around the bay, 70 mountain view, san jose. napa, fairfield, concord and antioch. inland md to upper 60s until you get to gilr at about 73. mild today with more clouds and humidity. sunshine and clouds for saturday pushed rain back into sunday. that's the differencefrom yesterday's forecast. it's going to be brighter, drier and warmer next week. for our temperatures today over in the east bay, that's where we'll start. upper 70s to near 80. partly sunny on the east bay shore richmond and berkeley. south bay mid topper 70s with san jose about 78 degrees.
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partly sunny n the peninsula, low mid-70s for you but palo alto and the clouds will remain pretty thick along the north bay coast wh temperatures low 60s ther partly cloudy and mid to upper 70s the north bay valleys. sunshine around morga hill, gilroy, hollist. call it mostly sunny with temperatures near 80 but mostly cloudy around the monterey bay with monterey at 68. santa cruzt 74 degrees. got a game tonight. we're a ha game up on the dodgers. but still time for the wildcard, see if anything happens wh the braves. take this from the brewers, 7:15 first pitch. foggy, poibly a little misty, temperate 67. clouds contie to take over all our neighborhoods, patches of drizzle possible. upper 50s to low 60s for the rest of us. 5:00 saturday morning, look at the cloud cover.
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we'll have breaks in the cloud. expect sunshine and a mild day for saturday afternoon. temperates today a little cooler. by sunday morning, 7:00, 8:00, rain's moving into the north bay. by noon it's on the golden gate. by noon, 3:00, it's dissipated and moved out of the south bay leaving a tenth of an inch behind around the bay, a quarter inch in the north bay and less than a tenth of an inch the south bay. >> i'm thinkin it should be on the other side of that little graphic there. >> no. we'll get warmer next week when fall rolls in. >> thank you. >> you bet. >> commuters, listen up. monda people who drive parts of interstat 680 will have a new option to speed up their commute. the expressway lane will open between sunol and milpitas. carpoolers get to use the lane for free but solo drivers can use it for a fee. signs will alert drivers to the
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entries and exits and how much it will cost. prices will rise and fall based on congestion, 30 cents when there is nonand up to $6 for peak times. for now free for everybody overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. >> shareholders at two major airlines approved a deal to form the world's largest airline. continental airline officials announced preliminary results in houston while shareholders for united voted in chicago. today's vote clears the way for the $3 billion swap to close in about two weeks. >> friday so perfect pets. >> mike nicco's going to be back to
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today on oprah at 4:00 ultimate wild dreams plus oprah announces her latest book. at 5:00 abc 7 news, how much are you worth? the average american's net value takes a dip. we're goi to talk to sarah shourd about when her niece is coming home after spending 14 months in an iranian prison. >> got a lot of love to sure? how about theerfect pet. >> mike to introduce uses to a cute new friend. >> so cute he doesn want to shohis face. too busy getting loved by me. look over there.
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please, please. sasquatch, hi. hi, jennifer from the san francisco spca. sasquat, tell us the story how you ended up with him. >> a shepherd sheepdog, a shelterty, he is looking for a new home. >> tell us about you said they're pretty smart. >> thes dogs are really, really smart. they're herders, basically miniature border collies and they are working dogs so they wanna please. they're superdevoted, great candidates for training classes. everybody from basic manner to training classes. >> what if you have ca or other dogs? >> you have to see how the relationship grows. >> good news. we h another dog to bring in but he was adopted. >> he was adopted. >> so if you want to adopt sasquatch, call san francisc spca. this was nice meeting you
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let us know who needs to be adopted. >> than for having us. >> you bet. back to you. >> sasquatch is just full of love. needs to get a good home.
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